Manchester is a very small village located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 2,154 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Manchester is the 344th largest community in Michigan.
Manchester real estate is some of the most expensive in Michigan, although Manchester house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Unlike some villages, Manchester isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Manchester are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Manchester is a village of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Manchester who work in management occupations (12.14%), office and administrative support (11.62%), and business and financial occupations (8.33%).
Also of interest is that Manchester has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.36% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Because of many things, Manchester is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Manchester really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Manchester perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
One downside of living in Manchester is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Manchester, the average commute to work is 32.51 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
The education level of Manchester citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 36.69% of adults in Manchester have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Manchester in 2018 was $36,938, which is wealthy relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $147,752 for a family of four. However, Manchester contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Manchester home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Manchester residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Manchester include German, Irish, English, Polish, and French.
The most common language spoken in Manchester is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.